Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today's trip to the Elkhorn Antiques Market

I had nearly forgotten that today was the market out at Elkhorn! It had been a long week with a couple of really sad events for our household, so I was rather distracted. My partner reminded me of the show when he woke up, and we decided that a little roadtrip might be good for both of us.

Our big purchase of the day was a vintage drafting table. My partner is an illustrator, so this will be put to good use (actually, he's at it as I type). That's headless him above with his new treasure. It's adjustable, so it isn't as low as it looks in the shot (we were trying to make it a bit more compact in order to fit in the car).

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with a disembodied bisque baby head yet, but he needed a home.

These antique marbles will likely end up being wire wrapped. I love how worn they are.

Hmmm...I think I'll pass on this paint.

What's a day at the antiques market without a disturbing looking clown? Here's today's lucky gent. I'm not sure what's more creepy...the unsavory leer or the unidentified stains down the front of his costume (has he been...FEEDING?!?). Maybe the fact that he has no hands, but does have a conehead? think it's the fact that his head is sloppily sewn back on with fine gauge wire. Yep. I think that just makes him just a wee bit more macabre and a fine choice for Horrifying Clown Du Jour.


  1. Awesome find!

    Happy creating!


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    have a great weekend!
    Des, Mano y Metal.